Coyote Rock Gym also has many "bouldering" area which offer a different style of climbing. Ropes are not required for bouldering as your hands are not allowed to go above 12 feet on any of the top-roped/lead walls or bouldering areas, therefore a climber can boulder alone. Bouldering can be a great way to hone climbing skills, and it is also a popular way for solo climbers to meet other solo climbers who could then be potential belay partners.
Since there are no ropes in the bouldering areas, you do not need a belayer. If on your first visit to Coyote Rock Gym you just wish to boulder then you do not need to take the Introductory Course. However, if on a subsequent visit you wish to do roped climbs you must advise a Coyote Rock Gym staff member that you need to take the Introductory Course and learn the proper procedure to belay.
All non-member youth boulderers under the age of 14 must have a parent present with them for the duration of their stay. There are bouldering areas in the gym which are off limits to under 14 boulderers unless they have a parent/guardian accompanying them.
Last updated: 2013-07-27 3:30:21 PM